RAWALPINDI / KARACHI: Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) Amir Sirajul Haq on Sunday said that the parties in the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) and the Pakistani government of Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) are equally responsible for plunging the country into in the economy. crisis and add to the misery of the masses.
“The corruption story of the PDM party and the PTI government which have identical personal interests and we feel there is no difference in their actions,” Sirajul Haq said while addressing JI activists and supporters from the twin cities of Rawalpindi and Islamabad.
He pointed out that some families and martial law were responsible for the plight of the masses, saying that it was time to get rid of the status quo and its patrons like the PDM and PTI and move towards an Islamic welfare state.
Sirajul Haq said the PDM and PTI parties were fighting for power.
Other JI leaders including naib ameers Liaquat Baloch and Mian Muhammad Aslam, Secretary General Amirul Azeem, Syed Arif Shirazi, Nasrullah Randhawa, Shamsur Rehman Swati and others also addressed the public meeting at Liaquat Bagh.
Event organizers made extraordinary arrangements to comply with COVID-19 standard operating procedures (SOPs), while maintaining four feet on chairs and providing masks and sanitizers for attendees.
JI supporters, including women carrying party flags, chanted slogans denouncing the diplomatic and economic policies of the incumbent government.
According to Sirajul Haq’s observations, the PTI government has made the lives of commoners suffer by raising electricity bill rates and by increasing the prices of basic necessities. He also advised the head of NCOC Asad Umar that instead of locking up the country, the government should facilitate the masses to stay safe from the COVID-19 pandemic.
He said his party wanted a uniform education system, justice in all fields and a judicial system based on Islamic law.
Sirajul Haq on the occasion stated that the Pakistani and Kashmiris themselves would not allow any rapprochement with India unless the core issue of Kashmir was resolved.
Meanwhile, As part of an ongoing campaign for Karachi rights, the JI Karachi branch organized massive rallies in Shahra-e-Faisal, demanding a strengthened local government system, a ‘correct’ population census, and resolutions on the basis of citizenship. the problem that is being faced by the Karachi people.
Thousands of attendees, holding banners and placards, participated in the ‘Haq Do Karachi Ko’ rally which started in Quaidabad and ended at the Governor’s Building.
“Give our city back to us”, “build Karachi roads”, “We number 30 million”, “There is no quota system”, “we want the local government system to be empowered”, “Give buses to Karachi”, “Carry out a forensic audit of K -Electric ”are the main demands written on the placards held by rally attendees.
Accusing the Center and the Sindh government of corruption and bad governance, JI Karachi head Hafiz Naeemur Rehman said unemployment and street crime were increasing in the metropolis due to the economic crisis. He said the PPP had occupied Sindh for the last 12 years. “They have not given their rights to the Sindh people,” he said.
Naeemur Rehman said that the PPP had caused tension and fostered prejudice among Muhajir and Sindhi on linguistic grounds only. He said Karachi was the city of all including Muhajir, Sindhi, Punjabi and Pashtun who abandoned everything and settled in the city.
Then at the Governor’s House, Sirajul Haq’s video message was played. He said that the citizens who participated in this parade had fought for their own future, for their descendants, for beautiful Karachi and the country as well.
“Karachi is the lifeblood of our economy, Karachi is our ideological neck, the inhabitants of this city have made great sacrifices for Pakistan,” he said.
The head of JI said that previously some areas of the city were considered to be poor areas such as Malir, Landhi and Korangi but now even luxury areas have the same appearance.
“The city is facing a shortage of drinking water while there is no proper system to drain wastewater,” he said.